Chapter 172 : Schultria In The Morning

 

When I woke up the next morning, Celine was no longer sleeping next to me.

I got up slowly so as not to wake Nicola up and left the room.

I peeked into the next room, which was Ecalin’s room, but I didn’t see her either.

It looks like they went somewhere, leaving Nicola and me behind.

I opened the window and looked outside but I couldn’t tell what time it was. However, I felt like I was a little oversleeping, probably because I used too much mana to use a Resonance Stone yesterday.

I got out of the house and used water magic to wash my face.

When I was stretching my body and doing a little exercise, Celine and Eclain returned. Both of them were carrying baskets made of vines. Food ingredients and many other items were packed in the baskets.

「Ara~ Mark, you’re awake. Good morning. You’re still tired, right? You could have slept longer.」(Celine)

「I’m fine. I’ve slept really well. Where did you go?」(Mark)

「The people in this village usually exchange their goods with each other in the village square in the morning, so we went there to exchange Mom’s home-made wine with other stuff.」(Celine)

As Celine said that, Celine and Eclain showed the contents of the baskets to me.

Celine’s basket contained all kinds of food such as white bread, meat, and vegetables, while Eclain’s basket contained cloth and wooden tableware.

「Mark, luckily you prepared tableware when we had dinner last night. You know what, Mom exchanged most of the tableware in the house because she rarely uses them.」(Celine)

「Hahh… I said I rarely receive guests, so I don’t need a lot of tableware. Oh, well. Anyway, can I go back to sleep? I’m still sleepy~ Hwaahhhh~~ *yawn*」(Eclain)

Eclain lowered her pointy ears as she yawned. She looked like a cat somehow.

「Mom, you’re an adult. Stop behaving like a child. Let’s go to the kitchen. You won’t be sleepy anymore if you help me prepare breakfast.」(Celine)

「Eeeehhh…. I’m still sleepy even after walking back and forth to the village square. There’s no way I’ll be wide-awake by helping you in the kitchen… Come one~ I don’t need breakfast, so just let me sleep, please~」(Eclain)

Eclain is Celine’s mom, but now she looks like Celine’s good-for-nothing older sister or something…

「Haaahhh… Alright, you can go back to sleep, but after you eat breakfast.」(Celine)

「Yaayy~! Then let’s have breakfast right away~!」(Eclain)

Eating breakfast to go to sleep as soon as possible sounds weird, but let’s ignore it…

Honestly, I can’t say that Celine is a person who has a regular routine.

She sometimes sleeps until noon but sometimes goes to work early in the morning. Sometimes she also drinks alcohol at noon just like Eclain.

Like mother, like daughter.

 

***

 

After that, I woke up Nicola, and the four of us had breakfast in the dining room.

The menu was simple, only white bread and vegetable soup. Both white bread and the vegetables were obtained from other villagers by exchanging Eclain’s home-made wine.

The white bread was softer and fluffier than the ones I usually eat at home. It seems that it was made differently. I want to bring some home so Mom and Dad can taste them.

After we finished our breakfast, Eclain immediately stood up from the chair.

「Well then, I’m going to go back to sleep~」(Eclain)

However, when she was about to go to her room, Nicola grabbed her hand.

「Eclain mama, can I sleep together with you?」(Nicola)

「Ara~! Of course, you can. Let’s sleep together~!」(Eclain)

Eclain grabbed Nicola’s hand back, and then the two of them went to Eclain’s bedroom while holding hands.

After seeing them off, I turned my gaze toward Celine.

「Celine, can you lend me your Resonance Stone? I want to contact Delica.」(Mark)

「Okay~ Ah, it’s better if you keep it while we’re in this village. Here.」(Celine)

Celine took the Resonance Stone from her cleavage and handed it to me.

It’s kinda warm…

How can she even fit various things in her cleavage…?

「I can keep it for a while?」(Mark)

「Yeah, I can’t use it anyway because Delica is very far from here and I don’t have enough mana to make it reach the other half that Delica is holding.」(Celine)

「Alright then. Thank you.」(Mark)

I put the Resonance Stone on the table and started injecting my wind-attributed mana into it.

I was tired after fighting the Mothers yesterday but I’m now full of energy, so I’m not as dizzy as yesterday when the stone started to suck my mana.

 

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